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Trolley Operators Wanted!

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Seashore Trolley Museum

Seashore Trolley Museum is now accepting applications to join our 2021 Trolley Operator Team! Volunteers are needed to operate the trolleys for the general public when we open for the season on May 1.

Have you ever wondered how fun it would be to join our team and operate an antique trolley during our season for our guests? Spoiler alert! It's pretty fun!

We've changed up our training program to be COVID-friendly; training now begins with four, two-hour online training courses, capped at small groups of six and scheduled around your availability. The courses cover the mechanical aspects of trolley car operation, railway rules and safety, history, and interacting with our guests.

After passing this portion, when trainees are ready to do so, you can schedule one-on-one, hands-on operating experiences when we are open for the general public this season. Each trainee is matched with an experienced instructor who will teach and observe, until the trainee feels comfortable and passes the operating test.

Volunteers must become members of our Museum ($30+/year), be 18 years old by the conclusion of the course, and must hold a valid motor vehicle operator’s license from any U.S. state.

If the timing isn't right and you would like to wait until when the pandemic is in the past, still reach out to us so we can add you to our prospect list, and we'll keep in touch until you're ready to begin.

To get started, complete our volunteer application by visiting https://trolleymuseum.org/support/volunteering-application/
For more information, call (207) 967-2800 x103 or email training@trolleymuseum.org.

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About Seashore Trolley Museum

Location:

195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, US

Mission Statement

New England Electric Railway Historical Society shares powerful connections between the past and present. We preserve knowledge, context, and resources for future generations by collecting, restoring, operating, and exhibiting significant public transit vehicles and artifacts. New England Electric Railway Historical Society was established in 1939 in Kennebunkport, Maine. The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell, MA is a satellite of New England Electric Railway Historical Society’s Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Description

Seashore Trolley Museum proudly continues the legacy of its founders by maintaining and sharing our world-class transit collections and knowledge with you. Our exhibits and guides call attention to the technological, aesthetic, and historically significant characteristics of our collections.

Our visitors learn about, and gain a new appreciation for, the role public transportation.. Transit enthusiasts and professionals around the world know about the museum. We also welcome individuals, families, school groups, tourists and historians. Riding on a private railroad, in antique streetcars with uniformed crews is memorable. All of our visitors experience a powerful connection to the past at Seashore Trolley Museum.

Our vehicle collection represents the evolution of public transportation. It includes examples from the timeline of public transportation. From the omnibus, to electric streetcars, buses, light rail vehicles, and rapid transit cars, we’ve got them all. Because dogs are part of the family, we are always dog friendly.
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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Seashore Trolley Museum195 Log Cabin RoadKennebunkport, ME 04046

(43.40921,-70.48923)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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